Readiness and Security Program Officer- [Anticipatory Staffing]

Consulate General of Canada - New York City
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Apr 30

Position description

The Consulate General of Canada in New York is hiring a Readiness and Security Program Officer to provide assistance in supporting the delivery of the Canadian citizen services and emergency management programs.

Position title: Readiness and Security Program Officer-[Anticipatory Staffing]

Section: Security and Emergency Management

Location: Consulate General of Canada, New York

Position no: EXT-TBC

Level: LE-07

Starting salary: $76,315 USD, plus benefits

Competition no: 2018-10

Date posted:  April 30, 2018

Closing date: May 13, 2018

Employment Tenure: Indeterminate. This staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and similar positions with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, assignment/ transfer, and/or acting opportunities at the Consulate General of Canada in New York, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.

Open to: 

  • The general public who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, who currently reside in the US. 
  • Employees of any Canadian Mission in the U.S may apply. 

Note: Relocation expenses will not be paid in any circumstance.

All applicants must:

  • Meet all of the Essential Requirements stated below.
  • Be resident in the United States.
  • Submit resumes and a one-page cover letter by the closing date. The one page cover letter must:

ü Demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements under language, education and experience; 

ü Confirm residency in the United States; 

ü Confirm independent work authorization in the United States. 

Note: Failure to provide any of the information required above will result in your application being rejected. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

Summary of duties: 

The Readiness and Security Program Officer (RSPO) ensure that the Consulate General of Canada in New York is always in a state of readiness to respond to international emergencies affecting Canadian communities abroad, as well as maintaining and enhancing the mission’s operational and physical security. The RSPO is also expected to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of local authorities who provide emergency and security services and intelligence, and liaises with counterparts in other organizations.

Condition of employment (must be met):

  • Eligibility for a Government of Canada Reliability Status which includes a criminal and credit background check; and
  • Have Independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with United States protocol directives for foreign missions.

Essential requirements:

Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the Education and Experience requirements listed below:

Language requirement: 

A high degree of fluency in written and oral English is required


·      A degree from an accredited university or college; and/or a specialized education in corporate/public security or risk analysis; and/or an acceptable combination of relevant experience, education, and training related to the duties and specific areas of competence required by the position.


  • A minimum of four (4) years of recent working experience with an international organization, governmental organization, diplomatic mission or embassy in the area of emergency management and/or security management;
  • Experience in the field of Emergency and Crisis Management;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Experience in building and maintaining a network of professional emergency management and security contacts.

Rated requirements: 

Candidates who meet the Education and Experience requirements will be assessed on the following qualifications. The assessment may be a written test, an interview, an in-basket exercise, a skills test, or any combination of these methods.


  • US Government security and emergency management institutions, organization structures and responsibilities;
  • Standard security mitigation features and practices for ensuring security of persons, information, and physical property;
  • Emergency management concepts theories and practices;
  • General office procedures including text preparation and formatting, handling correspondence, reports, letters, emails and filing.


  • Conduct training for employees (all levels in the organization) in the area of security awareness, emergency preparedness, emergency drills, emergency communication;
  • Respond to sensitive emergency situations with urgency and discretion;
  • Ability to work independently in a proactive and accountable manner as well as part of a larger team.

Personal Suitability: 

  • Judgment;
  • Adaptability and flexibility;
  • Highly collaborative working style;
  • High degree of discretion, tact and professional integrity.

Asset Qualifications:

  • Specialized education in corporate security, emergency management, or risk analysis;.
  • Knowledge of mapping applications;.
  • Knowledge of French.
  • Knowledge of Canada

Selection procedure:

The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements. Please note that failure to meet any of the essential requirements eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition. Only those applicants who meet the essential requirements will be contacted by the Human Resources Section for an in-person interview and/or other form(s) of assessment (a written test, an in-basket exercise, and /or a skills test) designed to evaluate each applicant's knowledge, abilities and personal suitability for the position (Rated Requirements). All candidates are required to show proof of legal status to live and work in the US.

The Consulate General offers a competitive salary, generous leave and a strong benefits package to include medical, dental, long term disability, and a pension plan to name a few.

The Consulate General is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.

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